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by panamair
Sun Jan 20, 2002 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL From JFK To BOM
Replies: 6
Views: 2960

RE: DL From JFK To BOM

The news release said that they will use the 763 (just like today on JFK-FRA-BOM) but won't they have an issue on the JFK-CDG portion since that flight is used not only for BOM connections but also all the other European/African connections out of CDG? As it is, they're using the M11 now (and last n...

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by panamair
Sun Jan 20, 2002 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL MD-11 Into Zrh?
Replies: 10
Views: 2316

RE: DL MD-11 Into Zrh?

A whole bunch of transatlantic flights have recently been upgraded/switched to the M11s such as: ATL-ZRH (started January 1, 2002) JFK-CDG (started Nov 1, 2001) ATL-CDG (started Nov 1, 2001) ATL-AMS (can't remember when that started) The reason supposedly has to do with pilot contracts and the hours...

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by panamair
Sun Jan 20, 2002 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL MD-11
Replies: 19
Views: 1893

RE: DL MD-11

DL does use the M11 on its daily JFK-CDG-JFK flight (since Nov 2001, supposed to switch back to 763 Mar 15) - in fact, just flew it last night...ship N801DE (the very first one - still looked in pretty good shape) although the inflight crews hate working that a/c 'cause of insufficient galley space ...

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by panamair
Mon Jan 14, 2002 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No More SQ Flights To Jfk?
Replies: 5
Views: 3456

RE: No More SQ Flights To Jfk?

SQ is still operating FRA-JFK but only 4X a week (I think Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat) for now due to the 9/11 cutbacks. The other 3X (Mon, Fri, Sun) it has service AMS-EWR; in this way, there is still daily service between SIN and NYC.

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by panamair
Mon Jan 14, 2002 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How´s PanAm Doing?
Replies: 3
Views: 1194

RE: How´s PanAm Doing?

Since Pan Am III is privately held by Guilford, they don't release numbers but according to reports, etc., they seem to be doing fine with their Sanford/Orlando operations. They didn't have any layoffs after Sept 11 and in fact are still starting new pilot classes. They have also recently expanded i...

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by panamair
Tue Jan 08, 2002 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 And A310 Interiors
Replies: 18
Views: 8944

RE: Pan Am 747 And A310 Interiors

Since we're doing favorites, here are a few other interesting ones: N4703U - Clipper Nautilus 747-122 (from UA) N4711U - Clipper Witch of The Waves 747-122 (from UA) N723PA - China Clipper II 747-212B (from SQ) N726PA - Clipper Cathay 747-212B (from SQ) N728PA - Clipper Water Witch 747-212B (from SQ...

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by panamair
Tue Jan 08, 2002 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 And A310 Interiors
Replies: 18
Views: 8944

RE: Some Specifics

Great descriptions form CF-CPI (and very accurate too) - few additional comments: The 7 A310-200s were all reconfigured for transatlantic service as well (i.e., 3 cabin a/c, just like the -300s) although they did start out in a 2-class layout for the IGS operation; they had tail numbers starting fro...

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by panamair
Sun Jan 06, 2002 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France: Worst Service In Europe?
Replies: 66
Views: 5024

RE: Air France: Worst Service In Europe?

I fly AF almost every week between CDG and ZRH and transatlantic CDG-JFK twice a month and in general, as I said in an earlier post, they have improved significantly from years ago but still have to work out some things...BUT the important part is that they WANT to do better - they frequently conduc...

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by panamair
Sat Jan 05, 2002 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta "C" Class
Replies: 6
Views: 3614

RE: Delta "C" Class

No, it's really just the First Class section on the 757. DL (and UA/AA) often market a Business Class on their short-haul Latin American flights (and consequently have no F Class on those same flights)

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by panamair
Sat Jan 05, 2002 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France: Worst Service In Europe?
Replies: 66
Views: 5024

RE: Air France: Worst Service In Europe?

Air France is a lot better today than a few years ago when it was a typical badly-run bureaucracy but it still has room to improve...I would put them in the middle of the European carriers in terms of overall service - BA, VS, LH, SR, KL, and SK in IMHO all provide a more pleasant traveling experien...

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by panamair
Sat Jan 05, 2002 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Flight 1 And 2?
Replies: 10
Views: 1963

RE: United Flight 1 And 2?

There is no longer a nonstop LAX-HKG flight (i.e., UA1) after 9/11; UA805 LAX-HKG actually involves a stop in SFO. As FutureFO said earlier, they're looking at restarting LAX-HKG in the spring if market conditions are right...

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by panamair
Fri Jan 04, 2002 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD-11s On Transatlantic Flights.
Replies: 22
Views: 3701

RE: Delta MD-11s On Transatlantic Flights.

As of Jan 1, 2002, DL's M11 transatlantic schedule is as follows: ATL - CDG DL 22 Daily ATL - ZRH DL 66 Daily ATL - AMS DL 38 Daily ATL - LGW DL 58 Daily ATL - LGW DL 10 Wed, Fri only; the other daily ATL-LGW (DL 12) is a 772 ATL - DUB/SNN DL 129/128 Daily CVG - LGW DL 68 Thu, Sat only JFK - CDG DL ...

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by panamair
Fri Jan 04, 2002 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA International JFK Routes
Replies: 8
Views: 2524

RE: AA International JFK Routes

No, AA has JFK to LHR, CDG, and ZRH, not BRU; DL reinstated JFK-BRU in December

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by panamair
Fri Jan 04, 2002 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Transatlantic Ops
Replies: 43
Views: 2619

RE: Delta Transatlantic Ops

latest update is that the following are not coming back in March 02:
JFK-DUB/SNN
JFK-ZRH
JFK-TLV
JFK-CAI/DXB
Only JFK-MUC will be coming back Mar 15 so far and JFK-BRU has already been restarted mid-Dec'01

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by panamair
Tue Jan 01, 2002 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's 767's
Replies: 4
Views: 1229

RE: AA's 767's

AA uses 763s or 762s on JFK SFO; the 763s (only one flight a day) are most likely International a/c so they will have 9 seats and these recline 180 degrees; on the 762s, they have the "international" model with 9 F seats and the "domestic" model with 14 F seats. Both of these do not recline to 180 d...

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by panamair
Mon Dec 31, 2001 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al Security ... Best In World
Replies: 26
Views: 2999

RE: El Al Security...LJ

Actually, El Al did check Reid's shoes when he flew AMS-TLV last July - the security agents were so wary of him that they conducted personal searches on the man, including his footware...in addition, even after they found nothing on him, they were still concerned enough that they assigned him a wind...

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by panamair
Mon Dec 31, 2001 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR-CDG (CO Double Daily Service)
Replies: 11
Views: 2754

RE: EWR-CDG (CO Double Daily Service)

Minor correction - actually the codeshares between CO and AF for flights beyond CDG to Africa, Middle East, etc., have already been dropped - can't remember when but I think it was last winter. Right now, they only codeshare on the CDG-EWR and CDG-IAH flights. As for the 2nd EWR-CDG flight coming ba...

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by panamair
Sat Dec 29, 2001 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Summer 02 News For Zrh?
Replies: 50
Views: 3199

RE: Summer 02 News For Zrh?

Delta will not be reinstating its JFK-ZRH flight on Mar 15 2002 as originally planned (probably 'cause AA is already in there)

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by panamair
Sat Dec 29, 2001 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anniversary Of Pan-Am 103
Replies: 7
Views: 2798

RE: Anniversary Of Pan-Am 103

Thanks for the thoughts and comments...the incident still weighs heavily on many of our minds. The scary thing is that we could have had a repeat 13 years later to the day last Friday if the "shoe bomber" had gotten on board AA63 CDG-MIA as he originally tried to (his first attempt was on Dec 21 200...

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by panamair
Sat Dec 29, 2001 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Service On Olympic Airways...has It Changed?
Replies: 12
Views: 2116

RE: Service On Olympic Airways...has It Changed?

I flew OA on one segment from ATH to ZRH this past summer in Economy on a dilapidated 737-200. The crew was surly at best (no "thank you" was ever rewarded with a smile or even an acknowledgement) and was only interested in getting the meal service over and done with. For most of the flight they sat...

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by panamair
Tue Dec 25, 2001 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Got Pan Am's AFrica/South America Routes
Replies: 14
Views: 6458

RE: ContinentalEWR

Pan Am did have a strong presence in Africa in the 70s, operating mostly 707s and some 747s. By the 80s, they were down to a 747 2-3 times weekly from JFK to Dakar, Roberts Field (Monrovia), Lagos, and then Nairobi. For a period, they also operated a 747SP from JFK to Johannesburg via Abidjan or Mon...

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by panamair
Thu Dec 20, 2001 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finally - Pan Am/Boston-Maine Airways Approved
Replies: 13
Views: 3521

Finally - Pan Am/Boston-Maine Airways Approved

Pan Am Affiliate to Provide Expanded Destinations PORTSMOUTH, N.H., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston-Maine Airways announced today that it has received final approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to commence Part 121 scheduled passenger air service. The Portsmouth, NH-based airline compan...

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by panamair
Sat Dec 15, 2001 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am's A310s Out Of LHR
Replies: 2
Views: 2731

RE: Pan Am's A310s Out Of LHR

N202PA is right; the only consistent A310 service out of LHR was to DTW; during the Gulf War, when demand was reduced, it was used on one of the JFK flights as well. The A310 was mostly used on "thin" transatlantic routes out of JFK (to Munich, Berlin, Hamburg, Nice, Lisbon, Barcelona, Warsaw, Budap...

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by panamair
Sat Dec 15, 2001 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am To Restart Operations From DR
Replies: 19
Views: 4314

RE: Pan Am To Restart Operations From DR

huh? this is a joke right? 9 airplanes? they only have 7 jets now and some J31s...and the link does not mention anything about Pan Am...

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by panamair
Tue Dec 11, 2001 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Won't Renew Israel Flights
Replies: 31
Views: 1072

RE: Delta Won't Renew Israel Flights

NYC is probably the biggest market for TLV; one alternative would have been to use the 763 JFK-TLV (TW used to) instead of the M11 so they would have fewer seats to sell in the back.

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by panamair
Tue Dec 11, 2001 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Won't Renew Israel Flights
Replies: 31
Views: 1072

RE: Delta Won't Renew Israel Flights

JFK-ZRH is not coming back as originally planned in mid-March because AA is in there right now, and AA is not doing too well currently here (have been on the flight quite a few times - Business class loads are picking up but then again there are only 24 seats on the 763 but Economy has been very lig...

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by panamair
Sat Dec 01, 2001 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PanAm Survival
Replies: 9
Views: 1286

RE: PanAm Survival

Pan Am III's focus is on the leisure traveler who isn't really driven by FF programs. Apparently, their flights to SFB from PSM, Worcester (ORH), and BGR(Bangor - through with 1stop in Allentown) are doing very well - often full on weekends (these areas do have sizeable populations who desire direct...

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by panamair
Sat Dec 01, 2001 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 767-300
Replies: 20
Views: 2081

RE: Delta 767-300

International coach on DL 763s is pretty standard - with 32 inch seat pitch (AA has 34, UA around 31, LH around 31-32) but as everyone has mentioned, DL's cabins are generally above average in terms of cleanliness. (Also, some DL 763s, if not all by now, also have adjustable headrests). BizElite is ...

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by panamair
Wed Nov 21, 2001 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's MD-11's
Replies: 4
Views: 1398

RE: Delta's MD-11's

Some of the routes DL's M11s currently fly include:
ATL-NRT, CDG, GRU/GIG, LGW
LAX-NRT, NGO, ATL, CVG
JFK-CDG

After Jan 1, 2002, when LAX-NRT and LAX-NGO are dropped, M11 routes will include:
ATL - GRU/GIG, LGW, AMS, SNN/DUB, NRT, CDG, ZRH
JFK-CDG
LAX-ATL

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by panamair
Wed Nov 21, 2001 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Poor Service On AA Transatalntic Flights!
Replies: 17
Views: 3142

RE: Do The Cabin Crews Have An Attitudes?

I have flown transatlantic once every two weeks (and sometimes weekly) for the past year in both Business and Economy on DL, AA, UA, CO, BA, VS, AF, LH, and SR. Of all these carriers, AA does have the worst crews in terms of friendliness, courtesy, and efficiency. They often exhibit an arrogance lev...

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by panamair
Mon Nov 12, 2001 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan American New Routes
Replies: 24
Views: 2439

RE: PacificFlyer - Pan American New Routes

I think the reason Pan Am flights are not available through Expedia and Travelocity or the majors' reservations systems is because they don't want to pay the fees associated with listing and for bookings made, etc.

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by panamair
Wed Nov 07, 2001 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am III's Limited Carry-on Policy
Replies: 14
Views: 2873

Pan Am III's Limited Carry-on Policy

Limited Carry-Ons, Positive Bag Matching Enhance Security Efforts PORTSMOUTH, N.H., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- One and a half months after implementing the airline industry's strictest carry-on baggage policy, Pan American Airways Corp. today announced that its efforts to enhance passenger security and...

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by panamair
Fri Nov 02, 2001 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Pan Am III Destinations?
Replies: 15
Views: 2435

RE: New Pan Am III Destinations?

The way they're dabbling with different routes and destinations probably doesn't hurt them as much probably because they aren't really focusing on the business traveller anyway (who would rely on consistency and frequency). Also, I think they're getting lots of financial breaks from underutilized ai...

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by panamair
Fri Nov 02, 2001 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Pan Am III Destinations?
Replies: 15
Views: 2435

RE: New Pan Am III Destinations?

Actually it's now official: To free up a/c for this service, they will stop service to Mid-America/St. Louis...also, they will start J31 service from SFB to Naples, FL before the end of the year... Pan American Airways to Begin Service Between Bangor and Baltimore/Washington New Flights to BWI Will ...

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by panamair
Fri Nov 02, 2001 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Pan Am III Destinations?
Replies: 15
Views: 2435

New Pan Am III Destinations?

Looks like Pan Am III may be starting new service to Baltimore (BWI) and St. Petersburg/Clearwater (PIE) in the near future - these two destinations are now in the list when you click on Reservations at www.flypanam.com. From BWI, flights (either nonstop/direct/connections) are available to Orlando ...

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by panamair
Tue Oct 30, 2001 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Upgrades ATL-ZRH To M11
Replies: 1
Views: 2545

RE: Delta Upgrades ATL-ZRH To M11

You're right about ATL-ZRH; also other recent changes include: DL 118 JFK-CDG from 763 to M11 on Nov 1 DL 44 CVG-CDG from 763 to 777 on Nov 1 DL 22 ATL-CDG from 777 to M11 on Nov 1 If ZRH needs more lift, why don't they restart JFK-ZRH instead? Guess they need some place to put the M11s after the su...

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by panamair
Tue Oct 30, 2001 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia May Quit Skyteam!
Replies: 32
Views: 2346

RE: Alitalia May Quit Skyteam!

ContinentalEWR hit the proverbial nail on the head in that the "stronger U.S. partner" comment referred more to presence in NY than current financial state. I remembered reading before AZ opted for SkyTeam that one of the reasons they picked DL was the potential for synergies at JFK, AZ's biggest U....

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by panamair
Fri Oct 19, 2001 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am III Doing OK
Replies: 1
Views: 1388

Pan Am III Doing OK

Given the article below concerning Orlando SFB's traffic numbers for Sept 2001 and Pan Am's comments, it seems that Pan Am is doing OK for the moment.... SANFORD, Fla., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Passenger traffic at Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) for September 2001 decreased by just 4.28%...

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by panamair
Fri Oct 19, 2001 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Launches JFK-ZUR Service
Replies: 5
Views: 2388

RE: AA Launches JFK-ZUR Service

DL was actually thinking of restarting their JFK-ZRH flight given SR's problems but as usual, they have been slow as molasses in making these decisions, and now, AA has beaten them to it...

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by panamair
Fri Oct 12, 2001 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA And PAN Am 747 Routes Out Of JFK
Replies: 8
Views: 11697

RE: TWA And PAN Am 747 Routes Out Of JFK

Pan Am's 747 NONSTOP destinations out of JFK of course varied by the decades: JFK-LHR (70s, 80s, 90s) JFK-FRA (70s, 80s, 90s) JFK-CDG (late 80s, 90s; served by L15 in early 80s) JFK-FCO (70s, 80s, 90s) JFK-MXP (80s, 90s) JFK-MAD (80s, 90s) JFK-NCE (80s, then switched to A310) JFK-SVO (late 80s, 90s)...

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